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Modern Transportation Launches the Era of 12-liter, Natural Gas Powered Trucking

Modern Transportation, an industry leader in bulk logistics solutions, announced the successful deployment of freight service to the Owens Corning Roofing Plant in Savannah, Ga., using trucks powered solely by 12.0L natural gas-fueled engines.

National Truck Body Solutions, Inc. Purchases Mason Dixon Trucks & Carriers

A group headed by former JLG executives, National Truck Body Solutions, Inc. (NTB), purchased the heavy-duty truck service and specialty vehicle reseller assets of Mason Dixon Trucks and Carriers located in Greencastle, Pa.

Mike Pekny will oversee all development and and performance of all sales activities in the Southeast region.

Auto Truck Appoints New Regional Fleet Sales Manager

Auto Truck, an upfitter specializing in design, manufacture, and installation of truck equipment, recently welcomed Mike Pekny as its newest regional fleet sales manager.

Standard Motor Products Named Federated Outstanding Vendor of the Year

For the second consecutive year, the Federated Auto Parts membership has selected Standard Motor Products (SMP) as its Outstanding Vendor of the Year.

Mitchell 1’s ProDemand Now Includes VIN Entry and New Quote Feature

Mitchell 1’s ProDemand repair, diagnostic, and maintenance information product now includes Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) entry.

Polar Corp. Names new President & CEO

Polar Corporation announced today that Robert Denious has been appointed president and chief executive officer of the company.

Norior Karashima returned to Yokohama Tire Corp. as an executive advisor.

Karashima Returning to Yokohama Tire Corp.

Norio Karashima, former president and CEO of Yokohama Tire Corporation (YTC), returned as executive advisor to the company’s Fullerton, Calif., headquarters.

Mercedes said the redesigned 2014-MY Sprinter van will come with a four-cylinder diesel engine as standard. Photo courtesy Mercedes.

Mercedes Says 2014 Sprinter Van to Come Standard With Four-Cylinder Diesel Engine

Mercedes Benz unveiled its new 2014-MY Sprinter Van, which the automaker said has a new design, is more economical, and more environmentally friendly. The company said this redesign comes after seven years of the current-generation Sprinter.

The 2014 GMC Sierra comes standard with a 4.3L EcoTec V-6, which gets 305 lb.-ft. of torque and 285 hp.

2014 GMC Sierra’s V-6 Gets Top Torque in Segment

General Motors announced that its 2014 GMC Sierra’s standard 4.3L EcoTec V-6 engine will offer the most torque of any standard V-6 in the vehicle’s segment, at 305 lb.-ft.

2013 Chevrolet Express Cargo Van

Chevrolet Express Cargo Van Named Best Fleet Value for Sixth Consecutive Year

Chevrolet's Express Cargo Van was among the nine GM vehicles named as one of Vincentric's 2013 Best Fleet Value in America awards. It is the sixth consecutive time the Express Cargo Van has been honored by Vincentric.


Auto Truck Group Names Terry as Regional Fleet Sales Manager

Auto Truck Group, a leader in the upfitting industry specializing in the design, construction and installation of truck equipment, has hired Steve Terry as regional fleet sales manager.

Goodyear Storm Priority Aims to Keep Utility Fleets on the Road During Crises

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has launched Goodyear Storm Priority, a new service designed to help keep utility trucks up and running as crews work to restore power during and after severe weather incidents.

GNA's Sean Turner and Karen Mann accepted the "Supplier of the Year" award from Frito-Lay.

Frito-Lay Fleet Honors Gladstein, Neandross and Associates as 'Supplier of the Year'

Frito-Lay recognized Gladstein, Neandross and Associates (GNA) as a "Supplier of the Year" for its work in helping to develop the food company's natural gas vehicle fleet program and compliance efforts in California.

A Ford F-150 is being assembled at the automaker's Kansas City Assembly Plant. Ford is adding 2,000 jobs to meet F-150 demand and to build the all-new Ford Transit.

Ford Adding 2,000 Jobs at Kansas City Plant to Meet F-150 Demand and Build All-New Transit

Ford is adding 900 jobs and a third crew for the F-150 and another 1,100 jobs in the fourth quarter of 2013 to build the all-new Ford Transit.

Melissa D. Smith, president of WEX Inc.

WEX Names CEO for 2014

WEX Inc. has named Melissa D. Smith as president and said she will assume the role of chief executive officer, and maintain her duties as president, on Jan. 1, 2014.

John Petras, director of technical programs, principal investigator, Odyne Systems.

Odyne Systems, LLC Enhances System Engineering Focus

Odyne Systems, LLC, a leader in hybrid technology for large vehicles, is focusing additional investment to further enhance its systems engineering capabilities to deliver added value to customers.

Georgia Retreader Makes the Move to ContiLifeCycle

Forest Park, Ga.-based retreader and commercial truck tire dealer Hill Tire Co. has become the latest licensee of Continental Tire the Americas, LLC’s ContiTreads.

Chevin Relocates to Facilitate Future Expansion Plans

After more than a decade in business in the U.S., Chevin Fleet Solutions has relocated this month to new and expanded offices to facilitate its continued expansion and growth across the North American marketplace.

Steve Terry, regional fleet sales manager for Auto Truck Group, brings 27 years of experience to his new position.

Auto Truck Group Names New Regional Fleet Sales Manager

Auto Truck Group, a leader in the upfitting industry specializing in the design, construction and installation of truck equipment, hired Steve Terry as regional fleet sales manager.

Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant and Hikomitsu Noji, president and representative director of The Yokohama Rubber Co., Litd., at the plant signing ceremony in West Point, Miss.

Yokohama Tire Corporation to Build Commercial Tire Plant in Mississippi

Yokohama Tire Corporation (YTC) signed an agreement to build a commercial truck tire plant in West Point, Miss.

The newly remodeled Luverne Truck Equipment Manufacturing Complex will open May 10, 2013.

Luverne Truck Equipment Celebrates 50th Anniversary and its Newly Remodeled Corporate Headquarters

Luverne Truck Equipment announced the opening of its newly remodeled corporate headquarters on May 10, 2013 which will be followed by its 50th anniversary party.

President Obama nominated Charlotte, N.C., Mayor Anthony Foxx (left) to be the next U.S. Secretary of Transportation. Foxx will replace outgoing Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood (right). Photo courtesy of the U.S. DOT's Fast Lane blog.

Obama Taps Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx for Top DOT Post

President Obama nominated Anthony Foxx, the mayor of Charlotte, N.C., to replace Ray LaHood as Secretary of Transportation.

2013 NTEA Recap Video Now Available

You can now watch the video recap of this year's Work Truck Show to experience some of the educational, networking, and entertaining aspects during this year's event.

Nominations Open for 2013 Professional Fleet Manager of the Year

Automotive Fleet magazine is now accepting nominations for the 2013 Professional Fleet Manager of the Year Award. Submissions are due by Monday, June 3. The Professional Fleet Manager of the Year award is sponsored by Wheels and the Automotive Fleet & Leasing Association (AFLA).

Venchurs offers a new price point for its CNG conversion systems for 6.2L Ford F-250 and F-350 pickup trucks.

Venchurs Announces New Price Point for 6.2L F-250 and F-350 CNG Conversions

Venchurs Vehicle Systems, a Qualified Vehicle Modifier of CNG conversions for Ford Motor Company, announced a new price point for its CNG conversion system (bi-fuel and dedicated) for 6.2L F-250 and F-350 pickup trucks.


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